Country Rendez-Vous Festival

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24 Jul 2009 5:00 pm
26 Jul 2009 5:00 pm
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- The first International Country Music Festival was born in the summer of 1988 in the little village of Dore l'Église (Puy de Dôme(63), Auvergne).
- In March 1993, because of its unique conception and particular audience in Europe, the name Country Rendez-Vous Festival was given to the event. Since then the number of spectators has multiplied by 40 (250 spectators in 88, 1200 in 89, 3500 in 90, 4000 in 91, 5000 in 92, 6000 in 93, 7000 in 94, 9000 in 95 almost 10000 in 1996, 10000 in 1998,15000 in 2001, more than 18000 in 2002 and 2003, 20000 in 2004 & 2005 and the record was beaten in 2006 with more than 25,000..
- Until 1991 it was a two-day festival (Saturday and Sunday). That year an extra night (Friday) was added to give exposure to young French talents.
- Since it started in 1988 the Country Rendez-Vous Festival has been a place of major performances for the best French, European and American Country Music artists, namely: Bill Monroe (the "father" of bluegrass), Marty Stuart, Mark Chesnutt, Kathy Mattea, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Rhonda Vincent , Jon Randall, Chely Wright, Hal Ketchum, Chad Brock, Brady Seals, Anita Cochran, The Sweethearts of Rodeo (USA), Dale Watson, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Tim & Molly O'Brien, Steve Wariner, Steve Earle, Peter Rowan & Jerry Douglas, Heather Myles, BR5-49, Danni Leigh, Guy Clark and Verlon Thompson, Lee Roy Parnell, The Hot Club Of Cowtown, Jack Ingram, The Hackberry Ramblers, Kevin Fowler, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Pinmonkey, Elizabeth Cook, Michael Peterson...

It is located half a mile from the center of Craponne, which is a thousand year-old quiet and peaceful village, renowned for its handmade lace, its medieval dungeon, church and houses.

(from their web site)


Half Mile from the city center
6 Place Croix de Carle
Craponne sur Arzon, C43 43500

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